Tag: safe space


The flag is bleeding

The purpose of this essay is to extend the American Studies Department as a safe space. In 2004, a year after the American Studies Department launched, we purchased the rights to use the image of Faith Ringgold’s oil painting, “The Flag is Bleeding.” Ringgold uses her art to voice her opinions on racism and gender…


Responses to Trump’s win

Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election has elicited reactions from many campus communities. His campaign opened a Pandora’s box of divisive rhetoric aimed at people of color (POC) and religious minorities not used in mainstream politics in recent memory. This rhetoric, which alienated these communities, was widely predicted to cost him the election….


Pro-Trump post on class Facebook page incites controversy

At 12:53 a.m. last Thursday morning, Hunter Barrington ’20 posted in the Macalester Class of 2020 Facebook group. The post began, “I am a Trump voter.” Eight hours later, it had more than 40 comments. Injected into the landscape of a deeply raw and emotional campus in the wake of Donald Trump’s election not 24…